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Species Specific => Japanese Maple Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Dale Cochoy on October 25, 2009, 01:32 PM

Title: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Dale Cochoy on October 25, 2009, 01:32 PM
Here are a few candid shots of some of my maples. They are brilliant this year. I took these yesterday ( Oct 24) out in the rain. No trimming, no posing. I just took them where they sat.

These are three LARGE 'Blood Good' maples were collected several years ago from a large nursery. They were 7-9 ft. tall when collected with dead tops from winter kill. .
Two are in Japanese pots and one in a large dark green oval I made.
The two in Japanese pots I finally got potted this spring into bonsai pots.
Dale
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Dale Cochoy on October 25, 2009, 01:36 PM
Here are two older Japanese maples.

The smaller ( 4" boards behind it) is in a Sara Raynor pot

and the large one is in a rectangle 'second' pot of mine. It is one of the trees I've had in my collection about 25 years.
Dale
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: John Kirby on October 25, 2009, 02:24 PM
Gorgeous Dale, makes me remember why I like fall. John
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Dale Cochoy on October 25, 2009, 04:16 PM
Thanks John,
Yes, pretty leaves in Fall, but I'm sure tired of raking for the last 30 yrs here!
Here is another I just shot today ( 10/25/09).
A big maple?
I dug this as 'Blood Good' with other ones, looks identical, leaves look identical in spring and red, but as summer goes on they get greener and then in fall are ALWAYS yellow. Almost sold it but has the best trunk/rootage.
In a pretty big chinese pot .
 Roxy and Monte alongside.
Dale
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: John Kirby on October 25, 2009, 04:54 PM
Wow, I bet the contrast side by side is great. One of the problems of living on the cusp of the south is that we hardly ever get good fall color, this year is a bit better- but nothing like this.

John
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Jeff Lahr on October 25, 2009, 05:59 PM
Living in a very moderate region of California I can only experience fall vicariously. Thanks for sharing a bit of autumn with the rest of us. (By the way, I do have leaves to rake, but they are brilliant mud color.)
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Steven on October 25, 2009, 09:25 PM
Absolutely B-E-A-U-TIFUL Dale!!  ;)
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Dale Cochoy on October 26, 2009, 02:16 PM
Thanks Syeven,
The Ginkgo's also looked real nice....but....I waited too long! >:(
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Steven on October 26, 2009, 07:47 PM
I know it Dale. Ya got to time it just right with Ginkgos or ya lose out. My Ginkgo forest(a Frank K. creation) is yellowin up nice right now and with rain comin in tonight through tomorrow it may take a hit(rain knockin leaves off). If it holds up I'm hopin to get some good pics of its fall color. Got some crepe's, oaks and some of my Acer cultivars are a nice red and orange atm. best time I view mine is at night with a flashlight or headtorch. That type of lightin seems to make the colors glow. :)
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Hotaction on October 27, 2009, 11:33 AM
Not nearly as nice as Dale's, but here's some more color for you folks who don't have any.

-Dave
Title: Re: Candid shots of Fall Maples
Post by: Steven on November 01, 2009, 04:39 PM
Thought I'd share some of my fall colors goin on with some of my trees. First is A. palmatum 'Katsura', second is A. palmatum 'Autumn Moon', third is A. shirasawanum 'Full Moon' and last is what is left of my Ginkgo forest.